Traveling with pets can be difficult and stressful, especially if it involves flying to your travel destination. Here are some recommendations for flying with cats and dogs make it easier for you and your pets.
- Research policies and restrictions of carriers carriers are considering. Each airline has its own rules and regulations for traveling with pets. You may be able to keep your pet in the cabin with you (stowed under the seat in the car right) if you are traveling with a cat or small animal that meets the requirements. If you're traveling during extremely high temperatures or low, you want to ask if the area below the plane (where large animals are transported) is temperature controlled. Some airlines do not have this feature and not carry pets during the hottest month of the year or cooler in order to protect them. It's not worth risking the life of your pet. If the company not have the ability to control the temperature in these areas, keep looking. If your pet is traveling in the cabin with you, select a window seat when booking your flight that your pet will not be pushed around by other passengers up and down from their seats.
- Buy A pet carrier that meets the requirements of the airline. Airlines policies vary in size and dimensions of their transport of pets allowed. Make sure yours is set or you can found in the undesirable situation of having to make other arrangements last minute at the airport.
- Make sure your hotel has accommodations for pets. Call the hotels you're considering and ask if pets are allowed. More hotels are permitting pets now than a few years ago. Expect to pay more per night and a non-refundable cleaning fee. Keep looking until you find one that works for you and your pet.
- Talk with your veterinarian as soon as possible. Once you know the requirements for your airline, an appointment with your pet's veterinarian to discuss your next trip. Depending on your pet, your veterinarian may recommend a sedative. You also need to obtain a certificate of verification of the health of your pet within 10 days of your flight. Go ahead and schedule this appointment with your veterinarian during his previous visit. The veterinarian, in essence, give your pet a checkup and see that they are up to date on vaccinations. Will the verification certificate of health for your pet to get on the plane.
- Call the airline and make arrangements flight for your pet. This is imperative for you to make sure your pet is able to board the flight. Pets have the airline tickets as human passengers. You have to pay for your flight (usually $ 60 – $ 150 depending on type and size of the pet and the airline). We also give directions what to do on the day of your flight.
- Purchase a portable water bowl, mini meal, a memo to urinate, and any other thing that your pet will need during the trip. Most airlines require that you come prepared with these issues as well as "live animals" label company of his pet. Check with your airline, and use common sense when selecting these items. Even if your trip is short, your pet will probably be thirsty and need water to drink. Be prepared.
- Clearly label your pet company. Be sure company that your pet has the following information readily available:
- Your name
- Your phone number (the number cell, too!)
- Your home address
- Your travel destination
- Pet's name
- Gender Pet's
- Pet's Age
- Pet's species (dog or cat)
- Vet's Name
- Vet the number Phone
- The health of your pet has
Once you've completed your research, met with your veterinarian to decide whether to use a sedative or not, determines how your pet is traveling, and purchased and prepared the supplies, you're all set. Make sure you and your pet get a good night's sleep the night before your flight.
Be sure to read part 2 of this article to know what to do on the day of your flight with your pet.
Sheri Keyser is the Founder and CEO of GoSightsee.com, a travel website that will save you time and money on your next vacation. Get insider travel tips and recommendations on sightseeing destinations, vacation planning resources, and travel deals.
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